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Game of Thrones

First Game of Thrones Season 5 Poster

Feb 27, 2015

HBO is usually tight-lipped about their flagship series, Game of Thrones.  Only a premiere date and a trailer have been dropped thus far.  That’s why fans are excited over something as...

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True Detective

First Photos from True Detective Season 2 Set

Feb 20, 2015

Information has been as scarce as ever about the new installment of HBO’s anthology series: True Detective. Casting news took forever to trickle in. Filming news took forever to trickle...

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Girls

Girls: “Close Up”

Feb 24, 2015

After last week’s rather sombre and emotion fuelled episode I had a horrible dread in the pit of my stomach that this week we would see Hannah spiralling into a depressive state with her...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Endless Love

Feb 27, 2015

This remake of the 1981 classic film has many different aspects to it. The ages between the two protagonists have been raised higher to 17 and 18 respectively; David’s background is...

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Latest HBO News

What’s On: HBO Schedule for March 2015

What’s On: HBO Schedule for March 2015

Most of us might be happy to see March fast approaching. It means spring is closer; Daylight Savings Time soon takes effect and fans are that much closer to GAME OF THRONES. What does HBO offer us? Let’s get to it right away. Here is What’s On for March 2015.  Originals: Our Sunday night shows wrap up this month and below is a look at the remaining episodes from each. Don’t miss the conclusion of GIRLS, TOGETHERNESS and LOOKING. To start off we got to ask how are the young gals of GIRLS going to get on with life now. We have four more episodes this season in order to find out. – Episode #39: “Ask Me My Name” debuts...

Movie Review: Endless Love

Movie Review: Endless Love

This remake of the 1981 classic film has many different aspects to it. The ages between the two protagonists have been raised higher to 17 and 18 respectively; David’s background is different; there’s an ex-girlfriend of David’s in the picture; a brother that Jade hangs around with excessively; marital discord between Jade’s parents and a somewhat happy, if ambiguous ending. Class structure, peer pressure, post-secondary school, sexual love and family relationships are all prevalent themes throughout. Jade Butterfield is a beautiful, but socially awkward 17 year old high school graduate. She has no friends and spends a lot of time...

Looking: “Looking for Gordon Freeman”

Looking: “Looking for Gordon Freeman”

Happy Halloween from Looking this past Sunday! This particular episode took us on a witty and colorful trip through Patrick and Agustin’s Halloween party, and also functioned as a character study on Patrick and the wholly distraught nature of his emotional sanity. The series has followed him roaming through life with his mind constantly on one of two boys—Richie and Kevin—and the tension between these two tightened highly in “Looking for Gordon Freeman.” The episode stars off with the trio contemplating costumes in a Halloween store, where Agustin decides to go with a fairy costume, complete with wings and glitter. They’re all...

First Game of Thrones Season 5 Poster

First Game of Thrones Season 5 Poster

HBO is usually tight-lipped about their flagship series, Game of Thrones.  Only a premiere date and a trailer have been dropped thus far.  That’s why fans are excited over something as small as a poster!  Though, it is a nice looking poster, right?  Here it is:You probably already knew the date and time.  It was emblazoned onto your skull the moment you heard it.  Any clues to be gained from the poster?  Leave us a comment below with your theories. Game of Thrones premieres April 12th at 9PM on HBO, of...

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series on Blu-Ray and DVD Release Date

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series on Blu-Ray and DVD Release Date

It’s a series that ended with bang, and no one went quietly. Boardwalk Empire’s five seasons will be uniting on Blu-Ray and DVD this spring for the perfect Father’s Day gift. HBO has announced a beautiful 20 disc set that will be the envy of any gangster flick fan. The set comes out May 19th, 2015 so pre-order yours now and check Father’s Day (or a late Mother’s Day?) off of your list this year.  Presented for the first time as a complete series set, the release also include a brand new bonus disc featuring several pieces of never-before-seen content. Here’s a look at the set:In addition to the bonus...

Game of Thrones IMAX Experience Opening in U.K.

Game of Thrones IMAX Experience Opening in U.K.

    Game of Thrones fans in the U.K–it’s your lucky day! The award winning HBO show  has a world wide audience, so naturally a lot of people felt left out when the Game of Thrones: IMAX Experience was released to enormous success in the United States only. The good news is that HBO has decided to spread the love and is releasing the Imax Experience in only two days  in the U.K. Time to buy tickets! In a progressive new attempt at blurring the lines between the cinema and the home TV, Game of Thrones: The IMAX Experience features two stunning episodes from Season 4, remastered for IMAX theaters. The IMAX showing was...

HBO Documentary Films: CITIZENFOUR

HBO Documentary Films: CITIZENFOUR

Overview:  Directed by Oscar winner Laura Poitras (My Country, My Country), CITIZENFOUR is a real-life international thriller that unfolds by the minute. With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s remarkable encounters with Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Poitras had been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “Citizenfour,” in Jan. 2013. He...

Togetherness: “Ghost in Chains”

Togetherness: “Ghost in Chains”

“Connecting with my death bed.” The episode started out with a scene I almost believed was out of Criminal Minds, because really how many shows have a body in a bunch of bushes like that. At least the crazy lady was still alive, though undeniably insane, which made it a little less crime show-esque. I love eclectic characters and she was all that and more, especially if she can make Brett uncomfortable, which is pretty much one of my favorite things to witness.   “What am I going to do? Say everything I want to say and do everything I want to do?” I love this entire concept, which was introduced almost immediately in the...

Girls: “Close Up”

Girls: “Close Up”

After last week’s rather sombre and emotion fuelled episode I had a horrible dread in the pit of my stomach that this week we would see Hannah spiralling into a depressive state with her OCD coming back to haunt her and stress seeping out of her ears. This was in fact the case, to begin with, as she barks at Elijah for eating all of her Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal – a hangable offence in my opinion.However, after a short therapy session and a lunch with all the girls and Elijah, she seems to have an epiphany. Those who can’t…teach! So Hannah is going to try her hand at becoming a teacher, and I can see this being a...

Game of Thrones Box Set Breaks Records–Again

Game of Thrones Box Set Breaks Records–Again

Just as Daenerys Targaryan is hailed as the “breaker of chains,” HBO’s award winning television show, “Game of Thrones” is becoming the “breaker of records.” By now, we’re all used to “Game of Thrones” setting new records for piracy, but the show made the news again lately, this time thanks to more legitimate forms of enjoying the series. With the release of it’s Season 4 Box Set, “Game of Thrones” has become the fastest selling television box-set in over ten years.  Grab a copy now for about 35 dragons before it’s too late. Fans everywhere were anxious,...

THE JINX: Chapter 03 “The Gangster’s Daughter”

THE JINX: Chapter 03 “The Gangster’s Daughter”

Overview: 2000: Susan Berman (pictured) was the daughter of a famous Las Vegas mobster, Davey “The Jew” Berman, who was a partner with “Bugsy” Siegel in The Flamingo Hotel. Robert Durst’s closest friend since they attended UCLA together, she had a mobster’s mentality and matching code of ethics; people said she would do anything for a friend. Since Kathie Durst’s disappearance two decades earlier, Robert Durst had been the subject of media and public scrutiny, and she had become his spokesperson to the media. Some say that Robert and Susan kept each other’s secrets, and that if anyone knew what happened to Kathie, it would...

HBO Programs Win a Pair of Oscars in 2015

HBO Programs Win a Pair of Oscars in 2015

No, not for Game of Thrones, of course. HBO, from time to time picks up an Academy Award for their documentary films.  We review each and every one here at HBO Watch so be sure to check those out if you haven’t in the past.  Last night HBO won both “Best Documentary” and “Best Documentary Short”.  Can’t do any better than that in this field!  Here are the details on the big HBO win last night: The HBO Documentary Films presentation CITIZENFOUR received the Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary Feature, and the HBO Documentary Films presentation CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1 received the...

Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

One sick love story.  The tagline for the Fault in Our Stars seems more apt for a zombie rom-com or horror movie about a patient who falls for their doctor and tries to kill them.  But instead, the interesting phrase describes the film that has taken hearts and tissue boxes by storm.Based on the outstanding YA novel by John Green, the Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of two teenagers dealing with cancer.  The elegance of this story is that we get a story about cancer where cancer isn’t the main character.  When someone gets sick, their illness becomes the defining aspect of their lives.  But we forget about who the person is...

First Photos from True Detective Season 2 Set

First Photos from True Detective Season 2 Set

Information has been as scarce as ever about the new installment of HBO’s anthology series: True Detective. Casting news took forever to trickle in. Filming news took forever to trickle in. We still don’t even have a solid premiere date yet for True Detective season 2 (though 2015 seems like a lock, at least). Today all of that changed when a few photos from the set leaked their way online.  Ready to see Colin Farrell with a badass cop mustache?  WARNING: minor mustachio-based spoilers below):Do you feel a tickling under your nose? Are you ready for more mystery and dark, twisted adventure on HBO? We’re guessing that...

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